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November 5, 2015

Shorties (An Interview with Joy Williams, David Duchovny on His Music Career, and more)

Bookworm interviewed author Joy Williams.

Actor David Duchovny talked to Flavorwire about his music career.

52 year-end "best books of 2015" lists were added to the Largehearted Boy master aggregation Tuesday (bringing the total number of lists represented to 92), including Goodreads' books of the year and many lists from Booklist.

Dan Bejar visited World Cafe for a live Destroyer set and interview.

Porochista Khakpour shared a reading list of "unlikely works of Iranian origin" at American Literature Today.

Stream a new Santigold song.

The Little Library Cafe shares recipes inspired by classic books.

PopMatters profiled the band Saintseneca.

The Guardian made a case for the internet as the perfect home for essays.

The A.V. Club recommended entry points into the discography of Beat Happening and K records.

The Los Angeles Times interviewed author Chery; Strayed.

All Songs Considered listed October's best dance tracks.

Literary Hub shared Lorrie Moore's introduction to the anthology 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories.

NPR Music is streaming the new album by Jeff Lynne's ELO, Alone in the Universe.

John Irving talked to PBS NewsHour about his new novel Avenue of Mysteries.

Paste listed the best Drive-By Truckers songs.

Vulture recommended November's best new books.

The Guardian listed YA books that celebrate the power of music.

The Wall Street Journal
profiled author Karl Ove Knausgaard.

Paste shared an excerpt from Blake babies drummer Freda Love Smith’s food-infused memoir Red Velvet Underground.

Actor Nathan Lane talked books and reading with the New York Times.

2015's top cover songs.

Anthony Bourdain talked to Blastr about his new graphic novel Get Jiro: Blood and Sushi.

Drowned in Sound interviewed Shirley Manson of Garbage.

The Wall Street Journal profiled Andrew Luck, professional football player and literary advocate.

Shakey Graves visited The Current studio for a live performance and interview.

eBooks on sale today:

A Brave Man Seven Storeys Tall by Will Chancellor ($1.99)
Burning Down George Orwell's House by Andrew Ervin ($1.99)
Dahlgren by Samuel R. Delaney ($1.99)
I'd Walk with My Friends If I Could Find Them by Jesse Goolsby ($3.99)
The Child in Time by Ian McEwan ($2.99)
Marya: A Life by Joyce Carol Oates ($1.99)
Please Don't Come Back from the Moon by Dean Bakopoulos ($2.99)
Portraits of a Few of the People I've Made Cry by Christine Sneed ($1.99)
Ship of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter ($1.99)
Stand Still Like the Hummingbird by Henry Miller ($1.99)
There Are Little Kingdoms by Kevin Barry ($2.99)
The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Green by Joshua Braff ($1.99)
White Tiger on Snow Mountain by David Gordon ($1.99)
The Wonder Garden by Lauren Acampora ($2.99)
You Don't Have to Live Like This by Benjamin Markovitz ($1.99)

Stream a new Freakwater song.

also at Largehearted Boy:

previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

Online "Best of 2015" Book Lists

100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics and graphic novels)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
daily mp3 downloads
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
weekly music release lists
WORD Bookstores Books of the Week (recommended new books)

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